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Forum: Offline Marketing 6th June 2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,271
Posted By mathmo
Re: My Telemarketing Script for Web Development Sales?

To those who are saying you shouldn't use a script at all:

Imagine giving a speech, you write it out and prepare it beforehand... right?

Afterwards you read it out several times to yourself...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th June 2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By mathmo
Author Recommendations for Sales Books?

I'm looking at buying a few books from Amazon.co.uk to take advantage of their free shipping to NZ for large orders.


Any suggestions of books that are good for sales?
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,271
Posted By mathmo
Re: My Telemarketing Script for Web Development Sales?

so did a few calls myself, I think my next big step is to create a yes ladder as part of my script

because I need an opportunity to create some degree of "dialogue" between us, rather than just me...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,271
Posted By mathmo
Re: My Telemarketing Script for Web Development Sales?

I'll quote the relevant section from it again:
How to Lose a Prospect in 10 Seconds. What Not to Do when Cold-Calling ยป SitePoint...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,271
Posted By mathmo
Re: My Telemarketing Script for Web Development Sales?

I'm not in America, a different western country... and my name is already very common/normal here thanks :)
[although yes, I'm well aware of that tip]

My asking "did I catch you at a bad time"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,271
Posted By mathmo
My Telemarketing Script for Web Development Sales?

Going to be hitting the phones to drum up business the old fashioned way :p :rolleyes:

Been reading up on sales scripts and I thought I'd get other people's opinions of what I've created before I...
Forum: Website Design 26th May 2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By mathmo
Re: Starting guide 4 web development: to point you in the right direction, no matter what level you

For sure, which programming language is "best" is a huge area of religious debate and enough for many more threads ;-)

Hence why I thought I'd best leave it as two options for the reader to choose...
Forum: Programming 26th May 2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,153
Posted By mathmo
Re: Which is the best programming language to get start?

for goodness sake, stop referring to either CSS or HTML as a programming language!!
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 26th May 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6,369
Views: 440,329
Posted By mathmo
Re: $99 Special: You Pick 5 Keywords! We'll Deliver A Guaranteed Page One Ranking For One Of Them!

way to go burying anything negative about you via heaps of quoted text, that raises a small warning flag...

Look, you might be very good at what you do indeed. But you shouldn't exaggerate grossly...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By mathmo
Re: Help me clarify something in my mind here about wp and themes...

Thesis is great for support too! Well worth the $25/yr (cheap as!)
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By mathmo
Starting guide 4 web development: to point you in the right direction, no matter what level you want

I just wrote out this advice for a childhood friend on Facebook, and I thought I'd share it with the wider WF community (though it is slightly NZ centric ;) :p).

If you're completely new to...
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By mathmo
Re: Advanced E-Commerce Website Design Help

I'd recommend WordPress + E-commerce plugin (developed by a company right here in NZ!)

As for price, I'd personally do that for about NZD$1,000 upwards. (+hosting)
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,153
Posted By mathmo
Re: Which is the best programming language to get start?

Ruby on Rails is very powerful and will give you lots of opportunities for online development.
Forum: Programming 25th May 2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,653
Posted By mathmo
Re: Which Editor you prefer the most?

hmmm.... just realised with surprise that this hasn't turned into a flamewar between vi & emacs! A reflection on WF really :-s
(though I note vim at least got mentioned a couple of times)
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,593
Posted By mathmo
Re: Website Designing Software

Use Wordpress as your CMS.


The best free combination for professional web development in my mind is:
Notepad++
Filezilla/FireFTP
Firebug
Netbeans
GIMP
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By mathmo
Re: What is a good Training resource for Wordpress Newbies?

I've been recommend Joomla Drupal and WordPress Training - OSTraining (http://www.ostraining.com)

(already got a subscription myself, though haven't got around to using it yet as busy)
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By mathmo
Re: move from wordpress to html?

just don't do it! seriously, you'd be putting in all that effort for you only to make it WORSE for you!!
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By mathmo
Re: Do I use Thematic..Weaver..Hybrid..TwentyTen or......

To that list I'd also add check out these: Thesis, Atahualpa, and Genesis.

I agree about using a child theme, unless you're only making very very minor tweaks.
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By mathmo
Re: Web Design software on a budget

The best free combination for professional web development in my mind is:
Notepad++
Filezilla/FireFTP
Firebug
Netbeans
GIMP
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By mathmo
Re: Help me clarify something in my mind here about wp and themes...

this is the nature of the universe, people leverage the effort of those in the past

does it feel wrong to build a house using the diggers, concrete trucks, cranes, etc... that others built...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By mathmo
Re: Wordpress is free so they have no responsibility?

it is a not a big deal it is open source when it comes to risks, in fact I'd say it is the opposite it and it is SAFER *because* it is opensource

think about in the commercial world, what if the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th May 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By mathmo
Re: Best Wordpress Contact Form ?

best free: Contact Form 7
best premium: Gravity Forms
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,653
Posted By mathmo
Re: Which Editor you prefer the most?

notepad++ for something lightweight
netbeans for a full blown IDE
(plus of course firebug for your browser)

best of all: all of these are FREE!
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By mathmo
Re: Programmer needed

is just as funny as all the people replying saying they can definitely do this without even knowing the details yet! :D:p:rolleyes:
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By mathmo
Re: Which is better

Ruby on Rails ;)

Ruby on Rails (http://rubyonrails.org/)
Ruby on Rails - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_on_Rails)
try ruby! (in your browser)...
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,153
Posted By mathmo
Re: Which is the best programming language to get start?

depends on WHY you want to learn it?

As you're posting it to WF I'm guessing you might be wanting it for online projects.

So pick PHP (the most popular) or Ruby on Rails (in my opinion a...
Forum: Programming 24th May 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,387
Posted By mathmo
Re: How can i learn programming languages online for free?

To repeat what everybody else said... pick ONE of them first and get to a moderate level of competence before trying anything else.

And unless you really need in your studies/work to get low down...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 24th May 2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6,369
Views: 440,329
Posted By mathmo
Re: $99 Special: You Pick 5 Keywords! We'll Deliver A Guaranteed Page One Ranking For One Of Them!

riiighhhttt... any 5 keywords?

how about:
porn
sex
sexy
nude
naked
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 21st December 2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,048
Posted By mathmo
Re: IM Beginner December Challenge

Looks like you doing good!

For the wordpress issue:

tab round to the html editor and add it directly there ;)

(also maybe you hid it, click on "the kitchen sink" perhaps. Or just make a new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By mathmo
Re: Google Says My Site Was Disabled For Arbitrage/MFA - need your input

Sounds like it was disallowed because it only had one page?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,386
Posted By mathmo
Re: Are Your Paid WordPress Plugins subject to the GPL and Open Source - Developers Read This!

skatir (http://www.warriorforum.com/members/skatir.html), yeah sure you can sell it. Just be aware those you can sell it to can do anything they like (so long as they still stick to the GPL too)....
Forum: Website Design 21st December 2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By mathmo
Re: Redone my site...Still worried... NEED ADVISE!!

yup, screwed up in mine :P

1280 by 1024 & firefox
Forum: Website Design 21st December 2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By mathmo
Re: Wordpress or Dreamweaver?

You can still compare them.... and in my opinion the choice is easy for this question:

Wordpress! ;)


ha, wordpress is written in PHP and it would be a somewhat unusual choice (though not...
Forum: Website Design 21st December 2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By mathmo
Re: Hosting Many Websites, Multiple Class C providers?

Hmmm.... they're a little expensive for me, might wait until mid next year when I've scaled up enough to use them.

Also on the downside they've only been around about a year or two.


Moving...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,170
Posted By mathmo
Re: How To Run An Article Writing Business

hahaha, and I agree with your points after!

Plus you can make an additional point of the importance of localisation ;)

Although not so far as making it wrong like you did! :p:p
Forum: Website Design 15th December 2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By mathmo
Hosting Many Websites, Multiple Class C providers?

I'm planning to put up quite a large number of websites, and just so Google won't lump them all together I'd like suggestions on hosting providers people have used which provide multiple Class C IP...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,386
Posted By mathmo
Re: Are Your Paid WordPress Plugins subject to the GPL and Open Source - Developers Read This!

When I first saw this thread I was surprised this even being discussed as it is quite clear (unless you have a commercial gain to be made... then you may try to muddy the waters) that Wordpress...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,170
Posted By mathmo
Re: How To Run An Article Writing Business

The mere fact you wrote that statement is a sad reflection on the level of schooling that exists.

I by no means consider myself a writer (I know instead my skill sets in other areas are far...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By mathmo
Re: Anyone own a tablet computer like an iPad? Got a question....

I think the arguments between the two (resistive vs capacitive) are over blown.

Each have their own purposes, strengths and weaknesses.

I've had many many smartphones with resistive screens....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By mathmo
Re: Except do print advertising, Seo, web banner,facebook, how can i increase customer for online st

Check out your local hobby clubs, quite likely there is a RC one nearby. Then offer them some kind of deal to put your name out there.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By mathmo
Re: Has Anybody Linked A Personal Domain To A Blogger Blog?

Now for the more detailed analysis:

Blogger vs WP.com

If you are going to stick with which ever you choose it doesn't matter too much.

But odds are even IF it is a good choice for you now to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By mathmo
Re: Has Anybody Linked A Personal Domain To A Blogger Blog?

To answer the simple question for the subject of the thread:
You can simply do a cloaked redirect to the blogger page.
Forum: Website Design 9th December 2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By mathmo
Re: Need Quick Wordpress Redo

Also if I was you I'd download the video clip and edit it to remove the mention of Searchstories at the end then upload it again (if Google allows you too, I'd assume there isn't any copyright being...
Forum: Website Design 9th December 2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By mathmo
Re: Need Quick Wordpress Redo

There is basically NOTHING to the site! The blatantly obvious suggestion as to what you should do for the site is add more CONTENT ;)
Forum: Website Design 9th December 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By mathmo
Re: Do I need to change my Robot Text?

It is kinda doing as it should... the search is for [personal trainer glasgow] is turning up all your pages with that tagged in it (and thus presumably in the content) and also the url in it too! So...
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By mathmo
Re: Do buyers not know the difference between "good writing" and writing that sells?

This is why I recommend (if they can) people try out themselves any skills before planning to outsource it. As it gives them a much better feel for what works and what doesn't, and thus they get a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,900
Posted By mathmo
Re: What Is AutoBlogging/What Is An Autoblog?

I don't mind too much people putting their affiliate links here if he hadn't followed this format:

"vague comment that could've been made without reading anything in the thread" + "plz click my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,900
Posted By mathmo
Re: What Is AutoBlogging/What Is An Autoblog?

Rsberg, rhinopower recommended it because he put his affiliate link there... :rolleyes:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By mathmo
Re: Google Says My Site Was Disabled For Arbitrage/MFA - need your input

Yes, get a domain. Only costs ten bucks or so per year and looks a LOT better to your viewers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,322
Posted By mathmo
Re: Minisite Designers... Be Warned!

Yeah, and you know what REALLY ANNOYS me??

Those damn car brands they stick all over the car! They ALL do it, the sneaky *******s. Ford/Toyota/BMW/etc...

They stick it all over the place...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,900
Posted By mathmo
Re: What Is AutoBlogging/What Is An Autoblog?

You did miss the point about google news didn't you?

And about these "autoblog" referring on readers, even to the point the authors thanked the autoblogger.

Here is a hypothetical example,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By mathmo
Re: Google Says My Site Was Disabled For Arbitrage/MFA - need your input

Seems a little odd you would have adsense on landing pages.... as those pages out of all the pages on your website are very clearly there for you as you want to sell stuff. Why dilute the message...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,322
Posted By mathmo
Re: Minisite Designers... Be Warned!

Use a half decent editor such as notepad++ and you can remove the offending bit of code with ease, you'll be done before the kettle has boiled :)

Notepad++ | 5.8.5 (http://notepad-plus-plus.org/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By mathmo
Re: Hosting question -- can you simplify this for me?

I'm impressed, in the time it took me to write that post two other people have also replied with good advice :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By mathmo
Re: Hosting question -- can you simplify this for me?

VPS stands for virtual private server. So for all intents it looks like a whole server for yourself, and you're allowed a corresponding amount of power to tweak it as much as you could with your own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,900
Posted By mathmo
Re: What Is AutoBlogging/What Is An Autoblog?

As you neared that future scenario of 100% the power would massively swing towards the hands of those who are still writing the original content.

Consider when you are almost there, and you are...
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